Category: Microsoft Office

Fix Office, Outlook, 365 issues with Microsoft Support and Recovery Assistant (SaRA)
article #1316, updated 514 days ago

Excellent tool.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/microsoft-support-and-recovery-assistant-sara-e90bb691-c2a7-4697-a94f-88836856c72f

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Remove Office activation from Windows, Office license reset
article #1241, updated 666 days ago

From the indefatigable Mike Crayton:

https://www.thecloudjournal.net/2016/08/reset-microsoft-office-product-activation-status/

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/How-To-Reset-Office-01cf9c07

This can help a lot when Office will not activate.

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Enabling disabled Office add-ins automatically
article #1274, updated 667 days ago

There is a way:

https://rakhesh.com/windows/enabling-disabled-office-add-ins-automatically/

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"AdxTaskPane" window comes up with Outlook
article #1237, updated 856 days ago

When recent versions of Outlook and other Office applications run certain plugins, sometimes the result will come up in a separate window called “AdxTaskPane”. To prevent this:

  1. File > Options > General > User Interface options
  2. Choose “Optimize for compatibility (application restart required)”
  3. Restart the application

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When Microsoft Office won't uninstall
article #1200, updated 934 days ago

Try step #1 here:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/odsupport/2015/05/01/how-to-reset-an-office-365-install-to-the-initial-activationinstall-state/

Courtesy of the extraordinary Mike Crayton.

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Advanced Microsoft Office Repair Tool
article #1060, updated 1296 days ago

It’s called the “Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool”, or OffCAT. Courtesy of the excellent Kaleb Carrol.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36852

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Manually remove Office 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
article #234, updated 1299 days ago

Microsoft-provided removal tools for Office. A new page for 2007 through 2016:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Uninstall-Office-from-a-PC-9dd49b83-264a-477a-8fcc-2fdf5dbf61d8?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Fix-Its now exist for Office 2010, 2007, and 2003:

http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/971179

A utility for manual removal of Office versions at and before XP, is reportedly in the 2003 Office Resource Kit, confirmed available at the link below as of right now, although the installer appears to crash:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/e/d/0eda9ae6-f5c9-44be-98c7-ccc3016a296a/ork.exe

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Control automatic updates of Office 2013, 2016, 365
article #1041, updated 1355 days ago

This article states that it applies to click-to-run 2013 and later, which certainly includes 365. Its registry entries permit automatic updates to be turned off and on, and also, for the on-PC UI item to be turned off and on too.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2753538/automatic-updating-for-office-2013-and-office-2016-click-to-run-is-not-enabled

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Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.2
article #1012, updated 1493 days ago

Something very like a best practices analyzer / BPA for Office, 32-bit and 64-bit, versions 2007 and newer, both MSI and click-to-run:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36852

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Excel falsely reports "cannot open or save any more documents because there is not enough available memory or disk space"
article #994, updated 1552 days ago

There are many situations in which a recent version of Excel will report that there is not enough available memory or disk space, where there very clearly is. To knock this one out, go to File menu and Options, click Trust Center on the left, click Trust Center Settings… on the right, and then Protected View on the left. Uncheck everything in there, and OK all the way out. Close Excel and try it again. Problem eliminated.

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